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Subject:  Re: OT: Global Water shortage. Date:  4/16/2013  2:02 PM
Author:  DrtThrwingMonkey Number:  200965 of 218834

This is new topic for me, so "I have nothing to add" about global water shortages.

Perhaps there are others who do have something to add?

A few facts and a few of my opinions:

There is no global water shortage - there is exactly the same amount of water now as there has been for centuries, maybe a little more recently as some of the ice caps thaw.

There are local or regional water shortages, particularly in places where there are a lot more people (Israel, Arizona, Australia, etc.) or where some industry is using a lot more water (California, for instance) or in particular geographies like islands, or places where deserts have advanced (northern Africa).

Almost all the world's water is accessible to countries with large p